1 - MOSQUE OF SULTAN SULEYMAN (SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE): Mosque was built by the famous architect Sinan in 1550 - 1557 years on the orders of Sultan Suleiman the Lawgiver. The height of the dome of the mosque is 53 meters and a diameter of 26.5 meters. The mosque is located in the historic city, near Vefa. The four minarets of the mosque meant that Sultan Suleiman Padishah was fourth after the conquest of Istanbul. In the neighboring mausoleums resting himself Sultan Suleyman and his wife Hjurrem Sultan (Roskolana).
2 - THE TOMB OF SULTAN SULEYMAN (10TH EMPEROR OF OTTOMAN EMPIRE): The Mausoleum of Sultan Suleyman is located in religious complex in the Süleymaniye Mosque. Sultan Suleiman ruled the empire for forty-six years and died of natural causes in 1566. Vizier Mehmed Pasha Sokollu ordered to mummify the deceased Sultan Suleyman in order to preserve the body. Today, the body of Sultan Suleiman is kept in a mausoleum, built by architect Sinan, next to the mausoleum of Sultan's wife - Hjurrem Sultan (Roxelana).
3 - THE TOMB OF HJURREM SULTAN ROXELANA (WIFE OF SULTAN SULEYMAN): Mausoleum of Sultan Haseki Hjurrem (Roxelana) is located within the Süleymaniye Mosque. Young slavic concubine won the heart of Sultan Suleiman contrary to the traditions and became the wife of the sultan. Hjurrem Sultan died April 15, 1558 at the age of fifty. The mausoleum was built by the architect Sinan one year after her death. During construction the tomb was kept inside the mosque.
4 - BEYAZIT SQUARE: Beyazit Square is located in Beyazit district in the historic city of Istanbul. On the square it is located Beyazit Mosque, the entrance gate to the largest indoor Grand Bazaar and the main entrance to Istanbul University.
Beyazit Square is located on the site of the Byzantine era Bulls' square, which was built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius I, in the year 393. In the central part of the area was built a triumphal arch with the heads of bulls and huge fountain, which receives water from the Aqueduct of Valens. Later, the Byzantines area was expanded and renamed to the area of Feodosia. Up to now from the whole construction only parts of blocks of stone arches and columns have survived.
The modern name of the area was due to the Beyazit Mosque, which was built in the years 1500-1506, during the reign of Sultan Beyazit II.
5 - BEYAZIT MOSQUE: Beyazit Mosque is located in the historic part of Istanbul in the area of Beyazit. Beyazit Mosque was built by order of Sultan Beyazit II, 1500-1506 years. The mosque has two minarets that are decorated with brick patterns, the diameter of the dome is 17 meters, at the mosque baths and madrasses -religious schools - are preserved to the present day. Beyazit Mosque is one of the biggest and most important mosques.
6 - GRAND BAZAAR 1461, ONE OF THE OLDEST HISTORICAL COVERED MARKETS: Covered Bazaar, Covered Market, Kapali Charshi, or as also we know Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world, located in the historic part of Istanbul. The area of the buildings is 30 700 square meters, where there are more than 4,000 shops in 66 streets. Grand Bazaar was built in 1453 during the reign of Sultan Mehmed II, just after the conquest of Constantinople. The Grand Bazaar has 18 gates, among them the most important is the gateway Nuruosmaniye and Beyazit Gate.
7 - TOUR ON THE BOSPHORUS BY PUBLIC FERRY BOAT OR INDIVIDUAL YACHT: Tour on the Bosphorus overlooking the shores of the European and Asian parts of Istanbul, where there are many attractions, palaces, mansions and ancient buildings. Starting first on the European side of the embankment, ferry or yacht sails under the first Bosphorus Bridge and reaches the second bridge Fatih Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, then you return for the Asian side of Istanbul. Tour by public ferry takes about one and a half hours. If desired, you can order an individual yacht for this event.
THIS EXCURSION IS ORGANIZED WITH A CAR
The average duration of excursion is from 6 to 8 hours (you can adjust the time as you wish).
The tour can be done every day.
What will be included in the tour price:
- English-speaking guide
What will not be included in the tour price:
- Entrance fees to all attractions and visited museums
- The cost of transport for excursions